obstinate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word obstinate
obs+tin+ate he ate tin so he is stubborn fellow as he is hard to control
ob+stin+ate.. stin means to stand.. and a stubborn person will always stand by his view..
ob-steyn-ate.. remember dale steyn.. hez a very stubborn bowler. keeps staring nd taunting at batsmen
un - abstain (unable to control )
A tin is hard so obs 'tin' ate .. hard headed
sounds like ABSTAIN from change of opinion;unyielding
to b thin stubborn not to ate